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2018-06-07T21:10:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Oracle Hyperion?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle Hyperion.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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DEVINDRA SINGH CHAUHAN - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Engineering Manager (Big Data & Analytics) at NCR Corporation
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-06-02T07:59:00Z
02 June 22

Configuration is a little complex, it's not very easy. The solution is integrated with Essbase and there are not many users of the Essbase database. If they can provide different modules for each subject area, like supply chain, for inventory forecasting or for order management forecasting, it would make each subject area easier to manage.

TW
Director, Financial Systems at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-27T08:20:00Z
27 April 22

From going from level one to four, they've done a lot with driving the user to control what they're doing versus having a dependency on an administrator to drive data movement. Again, it's all predicated on how your planners want to use the application. You can give them all the tools, but if they don't engage in that type of planning, then you can have a Cadillac system. If they're only going to use 10% of it, you're not going to drive that value. All the planning systems out there are great. It doesn't matter which company you use. They're all great. I've seen demonstrations on a number of them, but it all boils down to the culture within the organization itself to use that functionality, understand it, and help drive it. I've had Oracle salespeople do demonstrations, and it looked really good. We get it on board, and everybody still sticks to their Excel spreadsheets because companies are a lot more complex than what you could deliver on the planning system. So, there should be more education on the capabilities, and there should be more understanding of organizations in terms of the way they access the data in order to plan. Because my organization is complex and there are different data streams, they don't bolt into Hyperion very well. You still have to extract the information and load it in, which is really difficult, especially if you have older systems or if you're going from a mainframe system for some of that information because there is no application out there now that's bolting on the mainframe systems.

DH
Manager, Hyperion Applications at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-16T14:51:13Z
16 February 22

Their documentation could be a little bit more descriptive at places. They don't really do a lot of How-Tos because that gets pushed through to the consulting groups. There have been some books. There is a real good one out there about how to look smarter than you are with Hyperion Planning that some people at a company called ArganoInterRel wrote. Those things do exist, but that's not in their documentation. It's basically like they'll say, "This is the field. This is what it's used for," but they don't tell you how to particularly use it in your case environment.

AltairRibeiro - PeerSpot reviewer
Oracle Hyperion Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-26T16:42:33Z
26 January 22

I have a problem with Hyperion when I need to log some changes in the budget. It's hard to know who made which changes in the budget. Also, since I am using the old version, I'm having some issues with the compatibility between the software and the browser. I think Oracle should package Hyperion with a browser so I won't have these problems.

Gaetan COURTEL - PeerSpot reviewer
Finance Information System Project Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-26T12:45:37Z
26 January 22

Oracle Hyperion's scalability could be improved.

AM
Manager Business System at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-05T07:32:45Z
05 January 22

When you compare it with ERP, we want so many enhancements in that particular product. Since we are the Oracle hub, we know how the Oracle forms work. All the fields are dependent on the previous field example. If I want to select a product, I can select the channel, and automatically, the products button to those channels will be filtered. That sort of filtration, we cannot apply in Hyperion. We cannot have hierarchy-level filtrations over there. The initial setup can be complex. There's something known as a data block that Hyperion generates for each and every transaction. Sometimes it does not generate and we need to identify those issues and fix them manually. That is the only debugging process for me.

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Rifat Cakirbas - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal EPM Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2022-01-05T07:28:34Z
05 January 22

The analytical side of the product could be better. Improvements should be made when it comes to integration with other products. The reporting capabilities need to be improved.

Maharaja Kaliyaperumal - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Consultant at HCL Technologies
Consultant
2021-12-30T12:53:23Z
30 December 21

We are still having some issues with the ASO Cube. It can take a long time to clear the data in the ASO Cube compared to BSO data-clearing operations. We don't have a specific calculation in the ASO, and we only have these aggregate options on the ASO side. If we need calculations, we have to calculate them in the BSO and pass the data to the ASO Cube for the reporting. That's one of the drawbacks. Oracle could also improve on the data logging side as well.

Pranit Chhajed - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Lead at HCL Technologies
Consultant
Top 20
2021-12-30T07:31:17Z
30 December 21

Definitely, there is a scope for improvement. For example, Oracle continuously releases patches. Every quarter they release patches for this solution. Users have indicated that they do not want the updates as frequently. Patches should be done once a year or twice a year, not quarterly. From a technical perspective, the technical support could be improved and the price could be reduced.

BW
Lead of Business Intelligence at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-24T23:08:01Z
24 November 21

The solution has too many tools. The integration should be addressed. I found the initial setup to be complex.

Gerard Gibney - PeerSpot reviewer
President/ CEO at Redhill Business Analytics
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-04T18:57:00Z
04 November 21

The level of complexity of the implementation is always a challenge. They're for larger enterprises. They're just complex implementations and obviously we implement them, so we know the steps that have to be done. There could be better integration tools.

MinosLiakos - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at GeoLM
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-09-17T16:56:00Z
17 September 21

Its GUI could use some refinement. I think it's easy to use, but it's hard to say because we are very familiar with this product and have been using it for many years. For a new user, this product should be updated to work better with the environments of new operating systems. Modernizing the user interface is something I would suggest. But, in terms of overall functionality, I have no complaints. At the same time, I don't know if I'm objective after having used it for so long. I don't know if a new user would have the same opinion as I do.

DL
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-16T08:18:28Z
16 September 20

From a business intelligence (BI) angle, it's only a small part of what Hyperion does. The solution is about to cease to exist, so it doesn't really matter if they add anything to it. It's at end-of-life. Oracle's strategy is to put those clients that are using Hyperion at the moment onto the cloud, through a new software. Companies will be able to have the cloud software but have the option of on-premise. Due to the rich functionality and the breadth of the functionality that it provides, the technical architecture of the solution is quite complex. That is maybe one of the reasons why that Hyperion or Oracle is taking some of the products that have become too complex in the architecture and have decided to rewrite it and put it in the cloud.

MichelCote - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Coçyl Services Conseils
Consultant
Top 20
2018-11-16T14:19:00Z
16 November 18

The learning curve is pretty steep. For people coming from a relational or star database background, users configuring Essbase need to learn a new way of manipulating the data.

IP
Managing Consultant at ifb international AG
User
2018-06-07T21:10:00Z
07 June 18

Oracle EPM Cloud solutions have simplified the security model. Nevertheless, it would be better having a more differentiated security model.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 24, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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DL
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
16 September 20
There are annual licensing costs associated with the solution. Some people may consider the solution to be expensive, however, for all that it does, anything similar would require the licensing of more than one product.
Pranit Chhajed - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Lead at HCL Technologies
30 December 21
It's too expensive. As Oracle's pricing is on the higher end, most businesses prefer to have their own private cloud.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 24, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Oracle Hyperion? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 14 answers
IP
Managing Consultant at ifb international AG
07 June 18
Oracle has an integrated solution for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Hyperion. It keeps the two platforms opened up to each other.
DL
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
16 September 20
One can see that it's a mature product because it addresses all the requirements that you must need for financial consolidation and for budgeting and planning. It's really easy to use.
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